An Introduction To Molecular Ecology

Paperback | December 17, 2007

byTREVOR BEEBEE, Graham Rowe

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How do we know whether a particular species is monogamous or promiscuous? How can we monitor the illegal trafficking of wildlife? How can we differentiate between the many similar species making up a microbial community? An Introduction to Molecular Ecology introduces the latest molecular concepts and techniques, demonstrating how genetic markers and molecular tools can be used to answer ecological questions such as these. Such questions, whose answers were previously out of our reach, can now be probed,revolutionizing our understanding of ecological systems and phenomena.Blending conceptual detail with the most instructive examples, An Introduction to Molecular Ecology is an ideal resource for those new to the subject needing to develop a strong working understanding of the field. The book captures the broad scope of the subject, exploring the use of molecular toolsin the context of topics including behavioural genetics, phylogeography, microbial ecology, and conservation.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre features the following materials:General resources DT Data files to support exercises posed in the book, to support active learning with real data DT Hyperlinked bibliography: online links to articles referenced in the book, providing ready access to the primary literature DT Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation

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How do we know whether a particular species is monogamous or promiscuous? How can we monitor the illegal trafficking of wildlife? How can we differentiate between the many similar species making up a microbial community? An Introduction to Molecular Ecology introduces the latest molecular concepts and techniques, demonstrating how gene...

Trevor Beebee is Professor of Molecular Ecology in the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK. Graham Rowe is a lecturer in the Department of Biological, Forensic and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Derby, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.74 inPublished:December 17, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199292051

ISBN - 13:9780199292059

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Table of Contents

1. A history of molecular ecology2. Molecular ecology for ecologists3. Molecular identification: species, individuals, and sex4. Behavioural ecology5. Population genetics6. Molecular and adaptive variation7. Phylogeography8. Conservation genetics9. Microbial ecology and the Metagenome10. Genetically modified organisms

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`This text has filled the need for a comprehensive introductory text in Molecular Ecology. The topics covered are of great interest to students in biology, and the authors have done an excellent job of illustrating the concepts with examples from the primary research literature that representwell the taxonomic diversity of molecular ecological studies.'Keith Karoly, Reed College, USA